Car Catcher: A Left-Hand-Drive Lotus Cortina

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Out of the reported 2894 Lotus Cortinas produced, it's said that only 660 of those were built as left-hand-drive cars, with an even fewer 160 originally sold in North America.

This 1967 Lotus Cortina from British Sports Cars is said to be one of those few, being originally sold to its first owner in California.

Power comes from the famed Lotus Twin Cam engine. 

The listing also states that this Cortina shows "no signs of rust or major accident damage."

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sir_mike
sir_mike New Reader
7/1/20 5:09 p.m.

Not to start an argument but this is not a 1967 lotus Cortina.It's a MK1 which ended production in 1966.In 1967 the MK11 was introduced.If like the one I had it wasn't sold untill 1967 and thats the way it was listed on the title.So it's a 1966 MK1 lotus Cortina...and a very nice one at that.

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
7/1/20 10:29 p.m.

I didn't realize any at all were sold over here (the Lotus model specifically, I mean) so this is really cool and a car worthy of collecting.

steve1991
steve1991 New Reader
7/4/20 7:02 p.m.

That car looks stunning.1967 the MK11 was introduced.If like the one I had it wasn't sold untill 1967 cam chat and thats the way it was listed on the title.So it's a 1966 MK1 lotus Cortina...and a very nice one at that.

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) Reader
7/4/20 10:39 p.m.

About 1965 my mother was shopping for a used car in Miami.  It got narrowed down to two cars on the lot.  Both were $1,000.

A 1964 VW beetle and a Lotus Cortina (green stripe and all).  I was begging for the Cortina, she bought the bug.  

Drove the bug until 1977.   

 

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